Emotional Intelligence : An Effective Leader

1322 WordsMay 16, 20166 Pages
1. Leadership: the ability to inspire, influence, and motivate oneself and others interpersonally and energetically. Leaders inspire greatness within themselves and each person he/she engages – daily. Leadership is a way of life, a vector, a learned behavior to sharpen through challenges, opportunities, relationships, and experiences. Leadership is not a destination; it is a journey of self-mastery and self-actualization. The moment we stop learning, we have failed ourselves and those in our circle of influence. 2. People are my passion, and I am passionate about effective leadership. I challenge myself daily to ensure I am meeting people where they are, finding compassion and understanding, and expressing empathy and genuine thoughtfulness for those in my charge. Emotional intelligence is the foundation of my leadership style allowing me to understand how to respond to situations and people versus reacting and the impact that has on the team. I can not be an effective leader if I do not understand the impact my behavior has in and beyond the office. Emotional intelligence defines my character, values, and boundaries. 3. Throughout my career I have been fortunate to experience remarkable leaders and witness unique leadership styles to motivate and inspire greatness among the crew and myself. These leaders range from Captains, Petty Officers, and many civilians during my lifetime. As all experiences are not created equal, I have also had the ideal opportunity to work with
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